Printer Friendly Version

Back to Tropical Cyclones Records Page | Back to Main FAQ Page

Subject: E25) Which countries have had the most tropical cyclones hits?

Contributed by Ethan Gibney


This table ranks the top ten coutries by most tropical cyclone strikes. These numbers are approximated from the IBTrACS database and include only those storm tracks that intersected the coastline at hurricane intensity (≥ 65 kt) and does NOT include storms that remained just offshore but may have affected the country.

Total number of tropical cyclone hits by country
Rank Nation Hits
1United States
of America
268
2China230
3Philippines176
4Mexico134
5Japan133
6Cuba79
7Australia66
8Bahamas61
9Vietnam45
10Madagascar30

However, it should be noted that some basins have longer histories of such activity and this might bias these counts. So the following is the ranking if we only look at storms since 1970, when world-wide satellite coverage became available.

Ranking of tropical cyclone hits by country
since 1970
Rank Nation
1China
2Philippines
3Japan
4Mexico
5United States
of America
6Australia
7Taiwan
8Vietnam
9Madagascar
10Cuba

Last Updated : April 22, 2010

Back to Tropical Cyclones Records Page | Back to Main FAQ Page
Employee Tools
Stay Connected